Sunday Praise & Worship | Bay Area Chapter Choir

Edwin Hawkins (born 18 August 1943, Oakland, California) is a Grammy Award-winning American gospel and R&B musician, pianist, choir master, composer and arranger. He is one of the originators of the urban contemporary gospel sound. He (and the Edwin Hawkins Singers) are best known for his arrangement of “Oh Happy Day” (1968–69), which was included on the Songs of the Century list. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts a year later, backing folk singer Melanie on “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)“.

At the age of seven Hawkins was already the keyboardist to accompany the family’s gospel choir. Together with Betty Watson, he was the co-founder of the Northern California State Youth Choir of the Church of God in Christ, which included almost fifty members.[1] This ensemble recorded its first album Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord at the Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, California, hoping to sell 500 copies. “Oh Happy Day” was just one of the eight songs on the album.

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62 Responses to Sunday Praise & Worship | Bay Area Chapter Choir


    Is that all you have? That shyt ain’t gonna work. What has he done now?

    As Edwin Starr say….. What is it good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

  2. rikyrah says:

    This is an interesting thread about the Birther Trophy Wife…lots of good points made and questions asked.

  3. rikyrah says:

    CBS News (@CBSNews) Tweeted:
    Sen. Doug Jones says Republicans across the country are working to suppress African-American voters: “For whatever reason they do not want African-Americans and other minorities to vote”

  4. Liza says:

    Some Sunday night music for y’all. This is a lifetime favorite of mine, Big Joe Turner.

    • Liza says:

      But then I heard Mississippi John Hurt, can’t remember when, but I’ve got to say this is my favorite version now.

  5. rikyrah says:

    The #BernieSoBlack hashtag is giving me life😅😅😅

    • rikyrah says:

      The essential ‘it’s not race, but class’ pushback from me always goes to this video of Mr. Black Bougie himself, Lawrence Otis Graham..
      At the beginning, you feel like mocking him, but the end of the video always stabs me, for its brutal truth wrapped in a helplessness that EVERY Black parent has felt, at one time or another.

      Mr. Graham and his wife have FOUR Harvard degrees between them.. Show me a White couple with Four Harvard degrees that has ever expressed Mr. Graham’s sentiment, then, I will begin to listen to your class over race bullshyt.

      Until then…STFU😠

  6. Ametia says:

    Instead GOP attacking a Muslim Democratic House Representative


    • rikyrah says:

      Mouth writing checks that the azz can ‘t cash😒😒

      • majiir says:

        He had no idea he’d get an @ss whooping he’d never forget. He most likely has been using that word to refer to Black Americans for a long time. He discovered in that restaurant that not every black person will allow him to use that slur to refer to them and let him get away with it.

  7. Black people knew from the beginning Trump was unfit for the Office of the Presidency. We tried to warn y’all. The US media was too blinded by ratings, greed & bigotry to do their job! They FAILED the country & allowed a traitor in the WH

    Pay attention to Black women voters.

  8. Ametia says:

    Defending white supremacy at all cost. JW ain’t shit, never was shit.

  9. This thug is mocking America, pretending he loves this country. He don’t give a fk about the flag. He’s playing the ignorant like a fiddle. He’s a traitor and when the truth is revealed about his treasonous criminality, he must be severely punished. #MuellerReport


    Yes it’s true. Black women have held the party down and is therefore the backbone.

  11. rikyrah says:

    WeStandUnited🗽 (@_WeStandUnited) Tweeted:
    Hillary Clinton is being honored. That is right, Bernie has to sit there and watch her be honored for her work on behalf of the Black community.

    Bernie has never received such an honor because he has never done anything in the last 50 years for POC.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Connecting while Black is now a bad thing😒😒

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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